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Robbery suspect crashes car into Durham home

Posted December 3, 2009

— Police were searching Thursday for the driver of a car that slammed into a house Wednesday night after officers tried to question the car's occupants in a robbery investigation.

Officers responded to an armed robbery call at an apartment complex at 904 Parkridge Road at about 9 p.m.Wednesday.  A man told them he was walking to his apartment when two men robbed him at gunpoint, police said.

As officers were talking to the robbery victim, a second man ran over to the officers and told them two men had just robbed him and shot at him inside his apartment, police said. The second victim gave officers a description of a vehicle he believed the robbers were driving.

Officers stopped a blue Chevrolet Caprice in the apartment complex parking lot, the passenger jumped out and the driver sped away, police said. The driver drove across a lawn, crashed into a house on Lansgate Drive and fled on foot, police said.

Officers apprehended the passenger. Corey Lamont Whoie, 19, of Pilot Street, was charged with two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon and one count of first-degree burglary. He was placed in Durham County Jail under a $500,000 bond.


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  • jhilfiker2001 Dec 3, 2009

    yup! I think this might qualify for a habitual felon. I mean 3 felonies in 3 months. Things come in 3's, and he might get 10 years when all is said and done. That has to be a fair amount, obviously nothing else is working.

  • turdferguson Dec 3, 2009

    What a surprise, he was arrested 3 months ago for the same crime but didn't serve any jail time. Arresting them doesn't do any good if they aren't punished.


  • tarheelguru Dec 3, 2009

    Durham's finest (citizens) are back at it again! Thank the Lord for Durham's FINEST (police) for at least one arrest. But, he will be back on the streets in probably six to eight months and this will start all over again!